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Disingenuous to suggest GPs are shirking responsibilities to patients, says RCGP

19 August 2019

Responding to media reports on GP surgery opening hours today, Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said: "GPs and our teams are working under intense resource and workforce pressures - and it is disingenuous to insinuate that we are in some way shirking our responsibilities to patients.


System-wide approach to tackling falling childhood vaccination rates welcome, says RCGP

18 August 2019

Responding to the Government's childhood vaccination strategy, launched today, Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said:


More targeted approach to health checks welcome, but method needs careful consideration, says RCGP

16 August 2019

Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, has responded to a government announcement that it will put an end to 'one size fits all' NHS health checks.


Patients need to know where to turn when they're ill, says RCGP

14 August 2019

Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the RCGP has responded to a report from the National Centre for Social Research on attitudes towards emergency health services and GP services.


Important for parents to understand antibiotics are not the answer to many common childhood illnesses, says RCGP

13 August 2019

Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs has responded to research from the British Journal of General Practice on antibiotics prescriptions for children.


Promises of more GPs must be delivered to avoid waiting times getting worse, says College

12 August 2019

Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, has responded to a survey by Pulse magazine that has found patients are waiting for more than two weeks on average for a routine GP appointment.


More resources needed to properly support patients with asthma, says RCGP

09 August 2019

Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, has responded to report by Asthma UK, which found that the number of asthma deaths have increased by a third in the last decade in England and Wales.


RCGP welcomes pledge to overhaul GPs' pension arrangements

04 August 2019

Responding to Prime Minister Boris Johnson's pledge to overhaul GPs' pensions arrangements today, Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said:


GP practices supported to recommend active lifestyles to patients and staff with launch of new UK-wide Active Practice Charter

01 August 2019

The Royal College of GPs and Sport England have teamed up to launch the very first Active Practice Charter to inspire and celebrate GP practices that are taking steps to increase activity and reduce sedentary behaviour in their patients and staff.


CBT shown to be effective for insomnia but access issues need addressing, says RCGP

30 July 2019

Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, has responded to a study in the British Journal of General Practice (BJGP) about CBT treatment for insomnia.

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